On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on November 11

  • 1891 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (Boston Braves), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • 1899 Pie Traynor, American baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), born in Framingham, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1910 Franz Kemser, German 4 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1952), born in Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1921 Ron Greenwood CBE, English soccer defender (Brentford) and manager (West Ham Utd 1961-74; FA Cup 1964, European Cup Winners' Cup 1965; England 1977-82), born in Worsthorne, England (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Rusi Modi, Indian cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years), born in Bombay, India (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), born in Naples (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Trevor Meale, New Zealand cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v England 1958), born in Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2010)
  • 1934 Elzbieta Krzesinska, Polish long jumper (Olympic gold 1956), born in Warsaw (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Paula Myers-Pope, American platform diver, 2 silver, 1 bronze (Olympics 1952-60), born in Lackawanna, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1937 Warner Wolf, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1938 Josef Odložil, Czech Athlete (1500m Olympic silver 1964), born in Otrokovice, Czech-Slovak Republic (d. 1993)
  • 1938 Haruhiro Yamashita, Japanese gymnast (2 golds 1964 Olympics), born in Uwajima, Japan
  • 1939 Claudia Boyarskikh, Soviet cross country skier (5 Olympic gold 1964, 1968), born in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Russia (d. 2009)
  • 1940 Barbara Boxer, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-92/Sen-D-CA, 1993-2017), born in New York City
  • 1942 Roy Fredericks, West Indian cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975), born in East Bank, Guyana (d. 2000)

  • 1943 Jan Adamski, Polish International Chess Master (1976)
  • 1945 Niaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (1st & last East Pakistani to play Test cricket), born in Varanasi, British India (d. 2000)
  • 1945 Bryan 'Pop' Robson, English soccer forward (Newcastle, West Ham), born in Sunderland, County Durham
  • 1949 Kathy Postlewait, American golfer (4-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1950 Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 Rex Samuel Sellers, Tornado class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1950 Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver
  • 1951 Fuzzy Zoeller, American golfer (US Masters 1981, US Open 1984), born in New Albany, Indiana
  • 1954 Gail Marquis, American basketball WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1961 Matt Ghaffari, Iranian-American greco-roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1964 Roberto Hernandez, Puerto Rican pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Santurce Puerto Rico
  • 1965 Ruthie Matthes, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Sun Valley Idaho
  • 1967 Bill Musgrave, American NFL quarterback and coach (Denver Broncos), born in Grand Junction, Colorado
  • 1967 Gil de Ferran, Brazilian race car driver, born in Paris, France
  • 1968 John Jett, American NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1968 Lin Elliott, American NFL kicker (KC Chiefs), born in Euless, Texas
  • 1969 Damion Easley, American infielder (California Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Dave Moore, NFL tight end/fullback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1969 Jeff Sydner, NFL wide receiver/punt returner (NY Jets), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1969 Michael Owens, cricket pace bowler (NZ Test), born in Christchurch, New Zealand

  • 1971 Melvin Tuten, American NFL tackle and coach (Cin Bengals), born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1971 Ryan Hancock, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1971 Paul Chaloner, English TV esports commentator
  • 1972 Jack Jackson, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Toronto Argonauts), born in Moss Point, Mississippi
  • 1972 Steve Konowalchuk, American NHL center (Washington Capitals), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1973 Jason Bowen, Canadian NHL defenceman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Port Alice, British Columbia
  • 1973 Terrance Shaw, American NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in Marshall, Texas
  • 1974 Phillip Ward, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Gardena, California
  • 1976 Jason Grilli, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1977 Maniche, Portuguese footballer (Porto), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1977 Ben Hollioake, Australian born English cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2002)
  • 1978 Lou Vincent, New Zealand cricketer, born in Warkworth, New Zealand
  • 1980 Willie Parker, American football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Clinton, North Carolina
  • 1983 Philipp Lahm, German footballer (Bayern Munich,), born in Munich, West Germany
  • 1983 Matt Garza, American baseball player ( Tampa Bay Rays), born in Selma, California
  • 1985 Robin Uthappa, Indian cricket player 'The Walking Assassin' , born in Kodagu, India
  • 1985 Luton Shelton, Jamaican soccer striker (75 caps; Vålerenga, Karabükspor, Sheffield United), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2021)
  • 1986 François Trinh-Duc, French rugby player, born in Montpellier, France
  • 1986 Victor Cruz, American football wide receiver (New York Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1989 Adam Rippon, America ice skater (2018 Winter Olympics), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1990 Tom Dumoulin, Dutch road cyclist, born in Maastricht, Netherlands